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Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development

By : Sjoukje Zaal
Book Image

Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development

By: Sjoukje Zaal

Overview of this book

Azure Active Directory for Secure Application Development is your one-stop shop for learning how to develop secure applications using modern authentication techniques with Microsoft Azure AD. Whether you’re working with single-tenant, multi-tenant, or line-of-business applications, this book contains everything you need to secure them. The book wastes no time in diving into the practicalities of Azure AD. Right from the start, you’ll be setting up tenants, adding users, and registering your first application in Azure AD. The balance between grasping and applying theory is maintained as you move from the intermediate to the advanced: from the basics of OAuth to getting your hands dirty with building applications and registering them in Azure AD. Want to pin down the Microsoft Graph, Azure AD B2C, or authentication protocol best practices? We’ve got you covered. The full range of Azure AD functionality from a developer perspective is here for you to explore with confidence. By the end of this secure app development book, you’ll have developed the skill set that so many organizations are clamoring for. Security is mission-critical, and after reading this book, you will be too.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started with the Microsoft Identity Platform
Part 2: Authentication and Protocols
Part 3: Azure AD B2C


In this chapter, we looked at the public client and confidential client applications. We covered the different application types and how to build a web application that authenticates against Azure AD using an app registration. In the second part of this chapter, we looked at Azure AD application consent in more detail, together with publisher verification. This has given you a solid foundation regarding the different application types that can be integrated with Azure AD. We will use this foundation in the upcoming chapters to build applications that have been secured with Azure AD.

In the next chapter, we are going to take a step back and look at the basics and evolution of authentication. We are going to cover how authentication has evolved, specifically in OAuth 2.0, which is the standard in Azure AD. We are also going to cover the differences between first-generation authentication protocols and modern authentication protocols.